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The Foundation - Outcomes

TechnologyThe Heritage Community Foundation envisions a desired future in which heritage is relevant and valued and helps to shape present and future generations.  The Foundation works to:

  • Educate and create awareness of the importance of heritage to our community and our quality of life through the development of a range of programs and initiatives
  • Advance heritage education through the establishment of scholarship funds and funding of specific educational endeavors related to the historical, natural, and cultural heritage
  • Inform and stimulate the interest of the community in the issues facing heritage organizations and institutions today and in the future
  • Promote the use of new information technologies for broad public engagement in heritage whether for formal or life-long learning
  • Provide an opportunity for all Albertans to become directly involved in the programs and activities of the Foundation and its partners and stakeholders
  • Help build sustainable resources for the Foundation and the heritage community through a broad-based fund development program targeted at government, corporations, foundations and the general public
  • Help build sustainable resources for the Foundation and the heritage community through creating a culture of entrepreneurship to diversify the operations resources of the heritage sector
  • Lead in the development of models for heritage entrepreneurship in keeping with charitable mandates and public trust responsibilities
  • Develop partnerships that promote a range of heritage awareness and special events activities that bring heritage to the mainstream and build positive and sustaining attitudes on the part of all Albertans, Canadians and users of the World Wide Web
  • Foster research into "contested" aspects of our heritage to increase public understanding and tolerance
  • Help develop informed and engaged citizens
  • Promote understanding of pluralism and diversity